Prohibition and the Church/State Overlap

Church Pic1I read something interesting in The Economist last week. Something I hadn’t thought about but it made sense. “A century or more ago, Protestant pastors largely stayed out of politics. They were wary of church-state entanglements, so tended instead to their flocks’ basic needs. It was Prohibition, for which many clergy campaigned before the first world war, that galvanized the church’s involvement in politics.”5 Prohibition Disposal(9)

 

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  1. i read that the original apostles and early christians kept separate from politics entirely.


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